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Customs launches mobile app to inform people all about rules

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A mobile-based application was today launched by the customs to inform people about all Indian customs rules including those related to import of pets and goods.

The app--Indian Customs-Guide to Travellers-- has been developed by IRS officer Sandeep Kumar Rawal, now posted as Joint Director, Regional Training Institute of National Academy of Customs Excise and Narcotics (NACEN), Bhopal in coordination with Bengaluru customs.

It is a first-of-its-kind mobile application in the world which contains a ready reckoner of the customs baggage rules and entitlement of passengers coming from various countries.

The application provides information to users as per their need. After installation of app on smart phones, it works in offline mode.

It also provides 24x7 contact details of customs officers in major Indian airports. The app is at present available for free download on Google Play Store and will soon be available on Apple App Store and Windows Market Place.

It was launched today by Ananya Ray, Member (Computerisation), at a function organised by Central Board of Excise and Customs on the occasion of World Customs Day.

First Published: Wed, January 27 2016. 20:13 IST